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Artist Barbara Conaway


An example of fine art by Barbara Conaway

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Biography


     Like most artists, Barbara has always had a strong interest in art. As a child that interest played out in color projects that included a lot of crayons and finger painting.  Her fascination with color continued as she followed her interests in fiber arts, photography and glass.  After a lifetime of taking classes in a variety of mediums just for the enjoyment, she found oil painting to be something that was both creative and intellectually challenging.     
      In July of 2010 Barbara's professional journey hit a serious roadblock when she was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor.  You can read more about her diagnosis, surgery & recovery by following her blog "My Brain on Art".       "My passion for art is in the process.  I love to study and experiment with the techniques and tools of oil painting.  I love the struggle of getting a realistic expression of my subject out of the abstraction of shapes and colors bringing the painting together visually.  It is thrilling when others like my work as I believe it is both an honor and a privilege to be able to call myself an artist."
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Interview by the National Brain Tumor Society May 2015
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Barbara is proud to have been featured in an article in the December '09 issue of Tucson Lifestyle Home & Garden.     
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2019 Western Regional Oil Painters of America, Sorrel Sky Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico,  November 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019
Pop-Up Art Show @ the Chris Bubany & Friends Gallery, Tucson, AZ
October & November 2019
Sonoran Plein Air Painters, Mini-Max Art Show at the Murphey Gallery, Tucson, AZ
      Exhibition & Sale - Dec 9 through Jan 11, 2019
Art for A Cause 2018, Solo Exhibition & Sale to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society
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